Cultural Activities During June
Art Nouveau: Horta Inside Out (art nouveau)
Arts & Cinema
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Museum of Natural Sciences
Carolus Festival (heritage)
A Panorama of Chinese Comic Strips (comics)
The Belgian Comic Strip Center
Magritte, Atomium Meets Surrealism
The Temple of Human Passions – The first Building Constructed by Victor Horta in Brussels (art nouveau)
Humeurs Contestataires / Opstandige Stemmingen (urban)
Understreet Art (urban)
Wolfers Frères Jewellery Shop (art nouveau)
Exceptional Opening of the Horta Town Houses
Horta Motifs. Fabric and Wallpaper in Brussels Houses (art nouveau)
Unbuilt Horta (art nouveau)
Every summer, Fondation CIVA organises an exhibition with the theme “Unbuilt Brussels” presenting documents from its archives relating to architectural and urban projects that were never brought to fruition. This year, the exhibition is dedicated to Victor Horta, focusing mainly on his grand project to rebuild the block between the Palace of Fine Arts and the Central Station, and the Congo Pavilion designed for the Paris Universal Expo of 1900.
The Reopening of the Royal Museum for Central Africa
The reopening of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, after five years, is a major event. The Museum, showing a new respect for the whole continent of Africa, has been completely revamped in order to combine its magnificent setting and extensive collections with a modern, visitor-centred approach. The new entrance pavilion includes a shop and a restaurant. Every detail – including the splendid gardens – has been renovated.
Smurfs: The Immersive Experience (kids) (pop culture)
Tour & Taxis
This travelling, interactive exhibition, celebrating (over a number of years) the sixtieth anniversary of the Smurfs, uses virtual reality and augmented reality technology to create a fun and educational experience.
Roller Bike Parade (urban)
Every Friday from June to September, this wacky parade passes through various Brussels communes along roads normally reserved for traffic.
The 27 on Your Plate (Europe)
Taste the finest dishes that the national cuisines of European countries have to offer!
Family Day (heritage) (kids)
An activity-filled family day out awaits you in the Coudenberg Palace, which was home to Charles V. The programme includes an introduction to Renaissance dancing, a meeting with the Ommegang characters, guided tours, games dating from Brueghel’s time, heraldry, and a costume workshop.
Brussels Environment Festival (green)
The annual festival of the environment offers both fun and information, with organic and fair-trade food, street theatre, games, concerts, a farm, and special activities for children.
Star Wars Identities (kids) (pop culture)
Get to know the characters of STAR WARS™ on a whole new level and learn more about yourself in the process.
Brussels Urban Trail (sport)
On this trail, there are physical challenges to overcome, as well as non-sporting discoveries to be made. It takes participants to a number of well known and not so well known cultural and historic sites in Brussels, as well as to cinemas, bars, museums, and metro stations. A mix of sport and culture, offering a novel way to explore the city.
Catel – Drawn Destinies of Strong Women (comics)
The Belgian Comic Strip Center
This outstanding graphic novel artist has risen to prominence on the Franco-Belgian comic strip art scene over the last two decades. Her work highlights the lives of remarkable women, from “Kiki de Montparnasse” to Benoîte Groult. She illustrated comic novels and comic books for children before tackling biographies in the form of graphic novels.
Europe, Europe (Europe)
What new ideas are circulating in the artistic circles of Oslo, London, Lyon, Zagreb, Brussels, Maribor, Lodz, Karlsruhe, Rome, Lisbon and Belgrade? The exhibition Europe, Europe presents the artistic exchange between locally-rooted artists and art organisations from 11 European cities. Exhibitions, performances, workshops, residences, lectures and educational projects will be held simultaneously throughout Europe in which Europe and solidarity are key themes.
Summer of Photography. The 1960’s.
Exactly 50 years ago, Paris students took to the streets to protest against the conservative society and its moralising ideals. The Centre for Fine Arts’ concert hall too was occupied for three months by young rebels, artists and thinkers. The festival takes May ‘68 as the point of departure to zoom in on the turbulent sixties in which Russian tanks put an abrupt end to the Prague Spring, Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution was raging, and wars of independence were sweeping across the African continent…
Couleur Café (urban)
Atomium Square Brussels
For its 29th edition, expect nothing less than the best hip-hop, soul, reggae, raga, dub, pop, dance and funk the planet has to offer on 5 or more stages. The world food restaurants, marching bands, dance workshops, beautiful cocktail bars and DJ’s create a truly unique cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Recyclart Holidays (urban)
The Recyclart arts centre’s summer festival offers concerts, DJ sets, free haircuts, a crafts market and wild photo shoots interspersed with textile printing and bakery workshops every Thursday and Friday evening, indoors and outdoors.